Once more, sexism is crowding out common sense
This article from Salon is about weight and sperm counts, but there was this at the bottom that really caught my attention:
The new study is a reminder that doctors should always check a man for signs of infertility when couples are having trouble getting pregnant because the problem is just as likely to involve men as women.
"It's not uncommon for a man to come in after his wife has had a million tests'' and then discovered to have sperm problems, Thomas said. "It's probably one of the first things a doctor should do.''
See, I was under the impression that the first thing they do if a couple is having trouble conceiving was to test the man, because it's less invasive. It's like Car Talk's motto of start with the cheapest fix and work up. But apparently the imperatives to blame women first and to not have to push men into a doctor's office unless absolutely necessary come first.